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Email Subject Writing Tips

Email Subject Line Writing Tips

  The subject line of your email determines if your recipient will open your invitation, announcement or greeting. Writing an enticing and personal subject line is key to successful delivery. Subject line content is also a major component in the algorithm of many ISP and recipient-level spam filters. A poorly written subject line could determine if your email even gets to your recipient. Tips to writing your subject line: Entice – Say something timely and valuable. For example, “If you don’t open and read this email, you will miss out on something of real value.” Your recipient will be thinking: “What’s In it for me?”. Not TOO much information – Do not give the recipient TOO much information, or they will not click on the link to open your event. Do not say “My party is on Saturday at 6:00 at my house.” Personalize – Make the subject line hit a personal note – “Football Lovers Only Party & BBQ Contest” Brand – Brand your subject line – “Joe’s Taco Shop’s Taco Extravaganza .” Test It – Send a sample …

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

How To Word Thank You Notes For Wedding Guests

Your big day is over, so now it’s time to relax, right? Well, sort of. Thank you cards are the beauty and the beast of weddings – without them, you wouldn’t have anything to be thankful for, but it may also take hours on hours to finish writing them! We’ve put together a tried and true method for how to word thank you notes for all types of wedding guests and gifts. Just use these as a “template” and personalize the wording for each guest! Here are some things to keep in mind: Invest in a pen you like! Don’t try to knock out all of the thank you’s in one day. Devote 30 minutes to it each night Divide up the writing with your spouse (some split it down the middle, others split it by the side of the family) and you’ll be done with thank you notes in no time If you receive a gift before the wedding, common courtesy is to return the thank you no more than 2 weeks later. For …

Pokemon Party Ideas

We’re sure you’ve heard all about the Pokemon Go craze that has been sweeping the nation. And chances are, you came across this blog post in search of planning the perfect Pokemon “hunting” party for your child (or maybe for yourself… no judgement!). We’re pretty excited over here about the return in popularity of one of our favorite games, so we put together some inspiration so that your Pokemon party goes down in history. Hope you enjoy our Pokemon Party Ideas, and be sure to share the pics with us by tagging @sendomatic! Pokemon Invitations Start the party off on the right foot with unique online invitations to share with your guests! With online invitations, you can fully customize them and add fun animation — kids will love it! Check out our Pokemon invitations here. Food What’s a party without food, right? We found this (somewhat healthy) cake on Pinterest and had to share. Not only is it simple to make, but it incorporates the colors of the fruit to look exactly like a Pokeball! …

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

More than a century ago, began a tradition that we so proudly call Mother’s Day. On this day, children, independently of their age, gather around to thank their mothers for all the precious years and wondrous moments. And what is a better way to show your mother how much you care than presenting her with something personalized Mother’s Day Gift made by hand? A Beauty Package Nothing says I love my mother than giving her a full spa-like treatment right there in the comfort of her home. Prepare a nice warm bubble bath and present her with a spa gift basket that will make her day a true delight. Do not rely on store bought beauty products, rather make it personal. Equip the gift basket with homemade bath bombs from milk and rose oil, an orange delight body lotion, milk and lavender body wash and soothing bath salts from sandalwood or jasmine. Go an extra mile and include a DIY cocoa lip balm to make sure your mother gets the full experience. Jewelry And what …

Plan a Fundraising Event with These Simple Tips

Plan a Fundraising Event with These Simple Tips

Before the digital age brought tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the only fundraisers were campaigns and events. While the Internet has changed the game in terms of fundraisers, events still have purpose. They bring people together for a common cause and can often yield results more effectively than an Internet campaign. But how do you plan a fundraiser event? Get inspired with these simple tips. Goal, Budget, Purpose Much must be taken into consideration before you can even shop for a venue. First, set a goal. Consider what you’ve seen in the past at similar events and set a range of income that you expect to see from this event. Consider the lowest amount you might raise, as well as the highest goal. Is the event worth it even if you only achieve your lowest estimation? Yes? Then it’s time you set a budget. The larger your budget the more money you’ll potentially raise. However, a large budget doesn’t guarantee success, which is why purpose is so important. People don’t donate to causes or startups …

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Invitation Wording for when Guests Pay for their Meal

How do you word an invitation to an event where guests pay for their dinner? I received this question from a Sendo reader… Amanda Asks… “I am planning a small (20 or less)retirement party for my mom at a restaurant but guests will be responsible for paying for their own dinner – how do I indicate this on an invitation?” Anyone have any suggestions? Comment to this post to help her out! It would be great to hear what you guys would expect to see on an invitation and how you would respond to some of the other suggestions mentioned When Invited Guests Pay for their Meal The proper term for this is No Host. Some social circles would immediately recognize and understand this term, whereas others would be confused. And if it’s a retirement party, some invitees may not be so quick to jump on Google to figure it out. Considering the informality of the event, keep invitations to something simple. You don’t want to spend $100 on invites that tell people they need …

Confetti Invitation

New Invitation Series: Confetti & Celebration

  Inspired by thecheerful image of confetti spilled on a crisp white table linen, these new dainty, and exciting designs have a feminine air about them. Cupcakes, champagne, and stylish masks adorn these heart-warming invitations framed with pink decorations, happy fireworks, and festive confetti. Find the collection and more at Sendo Invitations!

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5 Fun and Uncommon Holidays to Celebrate

While just about everyone on the planet knows about classic holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Hanukkah and Christmas, there are hundreds more holidays that barely make a blip on our celebratory maps. Because every day deserves a celebration of some sort, here is a sampling of some of these uncommon and wacky holidays: International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Now this is a holiday most people can get behind. Whether you are old, young or in-between, celebrate this delicious holiday on the first Saturday in February. If you have kiddos, tell them about the special day when they got home from school the Friday before, and take them to the store to pick out which flavors and toppings they want. International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is a terrific way to celebrate mid-winter when it seems like the cold weather will never end. Alfred Hitchcock Day March 12 is National Alfred Hitchcock Day, which is a day devoted to celebrating the life and work of the famed filmmaker. While it is not his …

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Amazingly Fun Cakes by Katherine Sabbath

I ran across Katherin Sabbath on Instagram a while back. She is a high school teacher in Sydney, Australia and she makes the most amazing, fun and creative cakes I have ever seen! I pulled a few of my favorites from her feed to share with you! Amazing Cakes   Does this not look absolutely divine? Chocolate, strawberries, raspberries and ganache, oh my! This one reminds me of Mayfield’s Birthday Cake Ice Cream, except prettier! The fresh figs on this cake, paired with the toppings and doily, create such a classy look Did anyone else think of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? What a colorful cake! The sharp marbled chocolate shards and blue drizzle on this cake are divine! Cotton candy cake, anyone? It looks like a sweet little carnival confection! The edible roses on this cake make it almost too pretty to eat! Stunning artistry. Don’t you just love the colorful layers in this cake? The balls and shards create a nice dramatic effect. This has to be the prettiest fruitcake I’ve ever seen! Chocolate …